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UNIT:__Automotive and Auto Body______


Please give the full title of the discipline or department.

You may submit as a discipline or department, as is easiest for your unit.

CONTACT PERSON:_Paul O’Connell___




Due: May 23, 2014

Please send an electronic copy to:


Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs

Dr. Susan Mills at susan.mills@rcc.edu


and send an electronic copy to your divisional dean.



Form Last Revised: April 7, 2014

Web Resources: http://www.rcc.edu/about/academic-affairs/Pages/admin_unitplans.aspx





Instructional Unit Plan

Please retain this information for your discipline’s/department’s use (or forward to your chair). A database will be created and distributed to the relevant councils and committees as requested.
The Unit Plan is conducted by each unit at the college and consists of an analysis of changes within the unit as well as significant new resource needs for staff, resources, facilities, and equipment. It should be submitted or renewed every year by mid May in anticipation of budget planning for the fiscal year, which begins July 1 of the following calendar year.
Data sets are available on the Program Review website. Please consult with your Department Chair or Myung Koh myung.koh@rcc.edu for assistance interpreting the data relevant to your discipline. Also, review the course retention and success data provided at

http://www.rccdistrict.net/rcc-IE/accreditation2/self_study_2014/Data/Forms/AllItems.aspx

The data are disaggregated by gender, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, and delivery method (hybrid, online, face-to-face). Within these categories, course data are further disaggregated by transfer, CTE, and developmental categories. Note that you are only required to mention data relevant to your analysis or requests. Please utilize these data or data collected by your discipline to assess your goals and as rationale for resource requests.


The questions on the subsequent pages are intended to assist you in planning for your unit. The forms that follow are separated into pages for ease of distribution to relevant offices, councils and committees. Don’t let formatting concerns slow you down. If you have difficulty with formatting, the Administrative Support Center can adjust the document for you. Simply add responses to those questions that apply and forward the document to the Administrative Support Center with a request to format it appropriately.
If you cannot identify in which category your request belongs or if you have general funding request questions, please contact Business Services at 951-222-8307. Within each resource request form, a recommended contact person is listed to assist you with estimating the cost of your requests. It is vital to include cost estimates in your request forms. Please cite the source for the cost estimates and indicate if the costs are one-time or recurring. If the costs are recurring, provide cost of a service contract and length of time needed. Also, please indicate if grant funds have been sought and denied. FAILURE TO PROVIDE COST ESTIMATES MAY RESULT IN YOUR REQUEST NOT BEING CONSIDERED. Please see Unit Plan Rubric for the prioritization criteria. TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM POINTS WRITE YOUR RATIONALES BASED ON THE RUBRIC CRITERIA. IF CRITERIA ARE NOT ADDRESSED IT WILL BE GIVEN ZERO POINTS.
The college mission is available on the RCC home page, and the goals and strategies are available at

http://www.rcc.edu/about/president/strategic-planning/Documents/Strategic-Planning-Document/RCCStrategicPlan200914100510_001.pdf.

Instructional Unit Plan Update



  1. Trends and Relevant Data




  1. What is your unit’s mission statement?


The RCC Auto Department is committed to providing a comprehensive and accessible curriculum to a diverse student population. The auto department strives to meet the needs of the students, business partners and community by offering up to date curriculum focusing on diagnostics, service and repair of advanced automotive systems including green technologies.



  1. Has there been any change in the status of your unit? (if not, skip to #3)

No

    1. Has your unit shifted departments?

    2. Have any new certificates or programs been created by your unit?

    3. Have activities in other units impacted your unit? For example, a new nursing program could cause greater demand for life science courses.




  1. How have environmental demographics and external factors affected your discipline’s enrollment? If there have been significant changes, please indicate those changes. If there are no significant changes in your unit’s opinion, indicate “None” and skip to question #4.




  1. In reviewing your unit’s enrollment data, does your unit have plans to improve any aspects of enrollment management (ex: persistence, scheduling patterns, etc.)? If your plan necessitates resource changes make sure those needs are reflected in the applicable resource request sections.




  1. Please report on the progress made on any of your 2013-2014 unit goals, including any goals/strategies to improve student achievement that were included in your Comprehensive Institutional Program Review (CIPR) Targets Addendum.




  1. Please indicate your 2014-15 unit goals and/or strategies. You may insert relevant information from your CIPR Targets Addendum and/or your CIPR. Please include the needed support on the resource request forms along with the supporting rationale.




    1. In the Comprehensive Instructional Program Review (CIPR) Targets Addendum, your discipline developed strategies to improve or maintain students’ levels of achievement in course retention, course success, persistence, and program completion. What goals and/or strategies has your discipline set to improve student achievement for the academic year 2014-15?

Student Retention data:

Automotive- 91.3%

Auto Body- 90.5%

College- 84.1%
Student Success data:

Automotive- 76.7%

Auto Body- 79.8%

College- 66.4%
Auto programs retention and success rates are well above the college average.
Goal #1- Improve program completion rates. Program completion (certificate and degree) rates could be improved. The automotive faculty will examine the current rates and develop an instrument to help determine why completion rates are lower than desired.



    1. In addition to completion, the college has identified improving student-faculty interaction as a priority. What goals and/or strategies has your discipline set to improve faculty-student interaction for the academic year 2014-15?


Goal #1- Increase faculty student interaction. Faculty will make interaction a priority through the use of:

  1. Ethnography- See Richard Rodman

  2. Social media pages




    1. Are there other goals aligned to college goals your discipline is pursuing in 2014-15?

Goal #1- ONGOING- Continue to develop curriculum in green technologies. This goal aligns with the following college goal: Goal II: Responsiveness to Community, 1. Enhance career pathways approach into high-wage, high-growth jobs.


Goal #2- ONGOING- Introduce a new courses and certificate patterns focusing on “alternative fuels” and “automotive quick service”. This goal aligns with the following college goal: Goal II: Responsiveness to Community, 1. Enhance career pathways approach into high-wage, high-growth jobs. In order to meet the needs of an ever changing industry, new courses and certificate patterns need to be introduced.



  1. Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Summary and Update

As a matter of good practice and in alignment with Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) standards, RCC faculty participate in ongoing and systematic efforts to assess courses, programs, and degrees. Reports on specific assessment projects undertaken by individual faculty or groups of faculty in your discipline should be referenced here, but the primary purpose of this update is to provide an overview of your discipline’s assessment activities (data, responses to data, results, reports, etc.) since your last unit plan update as well as your current plans for assessing student learning. Please note, since unit plans are completed during the spring semester, we are asking you to report on the previous spring semester data along with the current spring semester plans.




  1. Course-level Student Learning Outcome (SLO) Assessment Report(s)

The Riverside Assessment Committee and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness developed a process to report and store Course-level SLO assessment information. Upon completion of a Course-level SLO assessment project please utilize one of the two methods listed below for reporting and/or summarizing your results.




    1. Enter into a Survey Monkey report at www.surveymonkey.com/s/Student-Learning-Outcomes , or

    2. If faculty in your discipline/department have already entered assessment information into another format, it is not necessary to re-enter the information, simply send your documentation to sloassessment@rcc.edu




  1. Program-level Learning Outcome (PLO) Assessment Reports

The Riverside Assessment Committee and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness developed a process to report and store Program-level PLO assessment information. Upon completion of a Program-level PLO assessment project (Career Technical Education) please utilize one of the two methods listed below for reporting and/or summarizing your results.




    1. Enter into a Survey Monkey report at www.surveymonkey.com/s/Program-Learning-Outcomes , or

    2. If faculty in your discipline/department have already entered assessment information into another format, it is not necessary to re-enter the information, simply send your documentation to sloassessment@rcc.edu.




  1. Course-level Assessment Summary Spreadsheet

Please summarize the current status for assessment of all the courses in your discipline using the Course Assessment Summary spreadsheet. Please indicate for each course on the Course Assessment Summary spreadsheet:




    1. Assessment Status

    2. Most Recent Assessment (Year)

    3. Assessment Method for Most Recent Assessment

    4. Next Planned Assessment (Year)

    5. Faculty Lead (s)


Please contact Jim Elton at jim.elton@rcc.edu or (951) 222-8264 for your spreadsheet so that you may simply cut and paste here.


  1. Please answer the following Course-level SLO questions:




  1. Please describe your discipline’s dialogue on assessment results. Where would one find evidence of this dialogue? ? Both the Department and discipline has had multiple discussions regarding assessment. Discussion of assessment data and results at the discipline level has led to revision of PLO’s. New PLO’s (more reflective of program objectives) have been created.

    1. Please summarize what your discipline learned from your assessments. How does your discipline plan to use the results to improve student learning? Assessment has helped discipline to really focus on SLO’s, PLO’s and the correlation between the two. Assessment helped identify PLO’s that needed to be rewritten or updated to more accurately reflect the goals of the discipline.




  1. Please answer the following Program-level PLO questions:

    1. Please explain what steps your program has taken to map and align your PLOs with your course SLOs (Curriculum Mapping Exercise). The program has completed the “mapping and aligning exercise”. Currently all SLO’s map to at least one PLO.

    2. How have you shared and discussed assessment results (e.g., through Community Advisory Committee discussions, discussions with employers, interviews of graduates, program faculty meetings)? Assessment results are discussed regularly at discipline meetings.




    1. What are your plans for further Program-level PLO assessments in the upcoming academic year? Direct assessment Instruments are being designed and will be utilized next academic year.

If you have any questions regarding Assessment please contact Hayley Ashby at (951) 222-8866, hayley.ashby@rcc.edu , Jim Elton at (951) 222-8264, jim.elton@rcc.edu, or your Riverside Assessment Committee discipline representative



Instructional Unit Plan Update



  1. Human Resource Status

Complete the Faculty and Staff Employment Grid below based on the 2013-2014 academic year. Please list full and part-time faculty numbers in separate rows, and classified full and part-time staff separately.




2013-2014

Faculty Employed in the Unit


Teaching Assignment (e.g. Math, English)

Full-time faculty

(give number)



Part-time faculty

(give number)



Automotive

4

0

Automotive/Auto Body

1

0

Auto Body




5










2013-2014

Classified Staff Employed in the Unit


Classified Employee Title (e.g. IDS, Lab Assistant)

Full-time staff (give number)

Part-time staff

(give number)



Toolroom Attendant

1

1





































Complete the Faculty and Staff Employment Grid below based on any anticipated changes for the 2014-2015 academic year (i.e. retirements, one-year temps). If information is exactly the same, move on to the next page.

2014-2015

Faculty Employed in the Unit


Teaching Assignment (e.g. Math, English)

Full-time faculty

(give number)



Part-time faculty

(give number)







































2014-2015

Classified Staff Employed in the Unit


Classified Employee Title (e.g. IDS, Lab Assistant)

Full-time staff (give number)

Part-time staff

(give number)
















































Unit Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________________________

  1. Staff Needs


Rank

List Faculty or Staff Positions Needed for Academic Year.

Please list in order (rank) of importance. Please justify and explain each faculty or staff request based on rubric criteria. (See APC Ranking Rubric for faculty positions.)

Indicate (N) = New or (R) = Replacement


Annual TCP*

Examples


Tenure-Track Instructor

Rationale:
Clerk Typist

Rationale: The department had a full-time clerk typist in the past, but she was transferred to another division. Our IDS works with 2 departments - one with 30 full-time and 65 part-time faculty and one with 13 full-time and 11 part-time faculty. The volume of work produced is enormous. This request fulfills the rubric criteria of “supporting faculty in their teaching”----We are the largest department and generate enough work to support an additional person to help with the department workload.


R

Range 13

$2675-3600

1.


Senior Toolroom Attendant
Rationale: Replacement for a staff member that resigned. The RCC Automotive/Auto Body program served 1151 students last year. In order to serve these students, support staff needs to be in place. The toolroom attendant is responsible for: keeping track of, maintaining, servicing, and repairing approximately one million dollars worth of tools, equipment, and instructional aids. Without the toolroom attendant, equipment is in a state of disrepair, students are experiencing long wait times for tools (which cuts into instructional time) and faculty are being required to perform the duties of the vacant classified staff position. Additionally, as the college moves into a restoration mode, the automotive department is unable to restore course offerings since the program does not have adequate tool room staffing . This will directly affect student completion rates. Many of our students have full time jobs which requires them to take night and weekend classes.



R

68,407.18

2.


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NEW OR REPLACEMENT STAFF (Faculty or Classified)1

Unit Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________________________


  1. Equipment (excluding technology) Needs Not Covered by Current Budget2



Rank

List Equipment or Equipment Repair Needed for Academic Year.

Please list in order (rank) of importance. Please justify and explain each equipment request based on rubric criteria.

*Indicate whether Equipment is for (I) = Instructional or (N) = Non-Instructional purposes

Annual TCO**


Cost per item

Number Requested



Total Cost of Request

EX

Document Camera for Quad Classroom

Rationale: RCC Academic Master Plan: Values – learning environment-- “to provide and maintain state-of-the-art equipment;” 2) Campus Goals – “essential to delivery of instruction—increase successful course completion with supplemental/alternative instruction; persistence; improving student learning outcomes.” Currently, only about one half of the Quad classrooms are equipped with document cameras. All classrooms should contain the same type and quality of equipment to ensure equity in instruction and learning. Document cameras should be replacing the old overhead projectors.

I

$2500 w/installation

1

$2500

1.


Engine boring and milling machine

Rationale: Our current boring and milling machine is 40 years old and no longer meets industry standards. In order to provide students with marketable skills, they need to be proficient in using the equipment found in industry. The automotive program served 843 students in 2012/13.





I

$71,000



1

71,000



2.


Cylinder head machine

Rationale: Our current cylinder head equipment is 40 years old and no longer meets industry standards. In order to provide students with marketable skills, they need to be proficient in using the equipment found in industry. The automotive program served 843 students in 2012/13.


Rationale:

I

43,000


1

43,000


3.


Rationale:

















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Unit Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________________________


  1. Technology (Computers and equipment attached to them)++ Needs Not Covered by Current Budget: 3

NOTE: Technology: excludes software, network infrastructure, furniture, and consumables (toner, cartridges, etc)
Annual TCO*

Rank

List Technology Requested for Academic Year. Please list in order (rank) of importance. Please justify and explain each technology request based on rubric criteria.


New (N) or Replacement (R)?

Program: New (N) or Continuing (C)?

Location (i.e Office, Classroom, etc.)

Is there existing Infrastructure?

How many users served?

Has it been repaired frequently?

Cost per item


Number Requested

Total Cost of Request


EX

 Two Network printers for department

Rationale: There are more than 20 full-time faculty utilizing this printer to develop instructional materials. Current printer >10 years old and high volume usage causes frequent breakdowns. Functioning equipment is critical to meeting the needs of our students, department goals and course SLOs.

R=1

N=1

C

Work-room

Yes

>20

Y

$1100

2

$2200

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Unit Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________________________


  1. Facilities Needs Not Covered by Current Building or Remodeling Projects*4



RANK

List Facilities Requests for Academic Year. Please list in order (rank) of importance. Please justify and explain each facility request based on rubric criteria. Requests should be for remodels, renovations or added new facilities and not basic repair and maintenance.

Annual TCO*


Total Cost of Request


EX

Roof Replacement

Rationale: The department building roof is in need of replacement. Currently, it leaks directly down the building and into our classrooms and office space. There have been three attempts to repair the roof. Previous leaks have caused damages to computer equipment and work space. The constant need to relocate staff and/or classrooms due to leaks has had a direct impact on the teaching and learning environment.


$2500

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Unit Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________________________


  1. Professional or Organizational Development Needs Not Covered by Current Budget*5




RANK

List Professional Development Needs for Academic Year. Please list in order (rank) of importance. Please justify and explain each professional development request based on rubric criteria. Professional or Organizational development needs may include workshops, guest speakers, training on equipment and/or software, attending conference, training needed to comply with state and/or federal regulations, and ongoing training in the field.

Annual TCO*


Cost per item

Number Requested



Total Cost of Request

EX

Funding for Associate Faculty to Participate in Workshop for SLO Assessment

Rationale: Associate faculty members teach a large number of courses in our department, utilize department common assessments, and per ACCJC standards must be included in the dialogue for the improvement of assessment. Since associate faculty are not required or compensated for this work, the department would like to compensate them through a stipend. These workshops are critical for the completion of the assessment cycle and for faculty to use the results in helping students achieve their goals.

$100

36

$3600

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Unit Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________________________


  1. Student Support Services




RANK

List Student Support Services Needs for the Academic Year.

Please justify and explain each request based on rubric criteria. These are services needed by your unit over and above what is currently provided by student services at the college. Examples of needs that fall under student support services are provided6.

Annual TCO*

EX

Our unit needs either a permanent part-time or reassigned Outreach staff member to assist our discipline with providing course, program and college information to the local community, either through partner high schools, community based organizations and/or non-credit sites.

Rationale: Based on enrollment data, the lower level courses in our discipline are typically cancelled due to low enrollment. However, based on our conversations with our community and as evidenced by the demographics, there is a demand and need. Potential students need information on how to enroll, take placement exams, and understanding the sequence of courses and pathways to potential careers. They need this information prior to coming to RCC to increase their likelihood of success.

$0 if Reassigned Time
$25,000 for Permanent part-time w/benefits

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Unit Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________________________


  1. Library Needs Not Covered by Current Library Holdings7




RANK

List Library Needs for Academic Year. Please justify and explain each request based on rubric criteria. These library resources are unit needs that are over and above what is currently provided by the library.

Please list in order (rank) or importance.



Annual TCO


EX

The discipline needs for the library databases to be re-established for Access Science, American National Biography, Columbia Grangers World of Poetry, Criminal Justice & Periodicals Index, CQ Weekly, Oxford English Dictionary, ProQuest National Newspaper Core, World News Digest, American Film Scripts Online, ARTstor, Biography Resource Center, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Humanities International Complete, Oxford Art Online, Oxford Music Online, World Book Complete Suite.

Rationale: The library and its databases are vital components of the courses within our discipline. For students to fully achieve student learning outcomes within their courses, this integral component of students’ access must be returned to its original capacity. Faculty rely on these critical resources as part of their instruction.




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Unit Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_______________________________________


  1. Learning Support Center Services




RANK

List Learning Support Center Services Needs for Academic Year. Please justify and explain each request based on rubric criteria.8 If your unit is responsible for running a learning support center such as the Writing and Reading Center, the Math Learning Center, Computer lab or similar learning support center please address those needs here. These do not include laboratory components that are required of a course.

Total Cost of Requests


Cost per item

Number Requested



Total Cost

Ongoing (O) or one-time (OT) cost

EX

Institutionalize the Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program to provide SI leaders for our discipline.

Rationale: Students in our discipline have benefited greatly from the SI’s. In the 2007-2008 academic year, students who participated in SI had a 62.1% success rate in comparison to 24.7% who did not participate in SI, a difference of 37.4% between the two groups. Students need the assistance of SI’s to succeed with course student learning outcomes. Faculty with SI’s have continuously expressed the benefit of receiving professional development for SI instructional strategies and the in-class and out-of-class support SI provides to their instruction.


$2400 per semester per SI

10 SI’s

x 2 semesters

= 20

$48,000

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8 TCO = “Total Cost of Ownership” is the average cost for one year. Please contact Lab Coordinators for a specific lab question or Academic Support Department at (951) 222-8434 to see if your request can be met within the current budget and to get an estimated cost if new funding is needed.
Unit Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________________________

  1. OTHER NEEDS not covered by current budget




RANK

List Other Needs that do not fit elsewhere.9 Please justify and explain each request based on rubric criteria. Not all needs will have a cost, but may require a reallocation of current staff time. Place items on list in order (rank) or importance.

Annual TCO*


Cost per item

Number Requested



Total Cost of Request

Ongoing (O) or one-time (OT) cost

EX

Our unit needs money for tournament awards in the form of scholarships to increase participation.

Rationale: The tournament provides students with an enhanced learning opportunity. This opportunity will increase overall attainment of student learning outcomes (SLOs), increase access and overall persistence. Faculty use the competition an extension of in class learning and to promote their programs.


$100


5 scholarships per year

$500


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9 TCO = “Total Cost of Ownership” is the average cost for one year.
Unit Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_________________________________________


  1. MID-RANGE FINANCIAL PLAN The Resources Council and Institutional Effectiveness Council have asked for information that will make it easier for us to complete and update our Mid-Range Financial Plan.  This information will help us to plan and to meet ACCJC requirements. 




YEAR

ITEM NAME




Is the item referenced in another planning document?

If so, where?

If no, where do you plan on putting this item?

(i.e. Facilities Master Plan, Comprehensive Instructional



Program Review)

Staff

Equipment

Technology

Facilities

Prof Development

Student Support

Library


Learning Support

Other

Ex

2015

The department requires an updated facility with state of the art equipment to meet industry standards and train students on the most current equipment. This information is included in the CIPR from 2011.




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